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Barcelona COVID-19 Travel Information

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Latest update: 10 May, 2021

On this page you’ll find all our COVID-19 related articles that cover the coronavirus information you need to know when travelling to or from Barcelona during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have provided a summary of the content of each page. Click on the link for the page on which you would like to learn more.


Essential advice for getting tested for COVID-19 in Barcelona

What you will learn about:

1. Getting tested for coronavirus in the Public health system and in private clinics and labs in Barcelona
2. Differences between the COVID-19 PCR, rapid antigen and antibody tests
3. FIT-TO-FLY COVID test certificates
4. Prices of PCR, antigen and other COVID tests, delivery period of the test certificates and when to do a COVID test to travel
5. Links to learn more about where to get a PCR, an antigen or a combined PCR and antigen test in Barcelona


How and where to get a PCR test in Barcelona

Comparison table with different testing centres for PCR tests in Barcelona to compare prices, opening times, location in the city, test result delivery time and to book the PCR test that meets your requirements.

You will also learn about PCR nasal tests and PCR saliva tests.


How and where to get an antigen test in Barcelona

Comparison table with different testing centres for rapid antigen tests in Barcelona to compare prices, opening times, location in the city, test result delivery time and to book the antigen test that meets your requirements.


How and where to get an antibody test in Barcelona

Getting an antibody serology test in Barcelona to see if you’ve developed natural immunity against COVID-19. Comparison table with different testing centres for antibody serology tests in Barcelona to compare prices, opening times, location in the city, test result delivery time and to book the antibody serology test that meets your requirements.


Laboratories open during the weekend to get a PCR test or an antigen test

What you will learn about:

1. Factors you should consider before booking your PCR or antigen test in Barcelona
2. Labs open on Saturday and Sunday in Barcelona


Where to get a PCR test and a rapid antigen test to fly from Barcelona to Amsterdam

What you will learn about:

1. Laboratories where you can get a PCR test within 72 hours before your flight
2. Laboratories where you can a rapid antigen test within 4 hours before your flight


How to order COVID-19 tests for other people in private labs in Barcelona

What you will learn about:

1. How you can order a COVID-19 test for you and a family member
2. How you can order a COVID-19 test exclusively for another person
3. Which laboratories in Barcelona enable you to do that


How to visit Barcelona during COVID-19

What you will learn about:

1. Latest COVID-19 restrictions in Barcelona: curfew and mobility restrictions
2. Flying to and from Barcelona airport during the COVID-19 pandemic
3. Updates on public transport, tourist attractions, shops, bars and restaurants in Barcelona


COVID-19 PCR tests to travel to Barcelona by Air or Sea and Heath Check points

What you will learn about:

1. COVID PCR test requirements to travel to Barcelona
2. List of high risk countries for which a PCR test is needed before flying to Barcelona
3. Health Control checkpoint at Barcelona Airport
4. Health Control form or Health Control QR code that you need to present upon arrival at Barcelona airport

COVID-19 measures and restrictions at Barcelona Airport

What you will learn about:

1. Flying to Barcelona Airport during COVID-19
2. Catalonia COVID-19 restrictions
3. COVID tests at Barcelona Airport
4. Flying from Barcelona Airport during COVID-19
5. Going from/to Barcelona Airport during curfew hours and mobility restriction periods
6. Taxis at Barcelona Airport during curfew
7. Aerobus airport express bus during curfew
8. Barcelona Airport metro during curfew
9. Car rentals and left luggage at the airport



COVID-19 test and entry requirements to travel to Barcelona by Train

What you will learn about:

1. Entry regulations when arriving to Barcelona from abroad by train
2. Current mobility restrictions in Barcelona
3. Self-responsible statements to fulfil to move around Barcelona during mobility restriction periods


COVID-19 rules and regulations to travel by car from France to Barcelona

What you will learn about:

1. If you can travel by car to Barcelona
2. Documents needed to drive from France to Barcelona
3. Documents needed to drive from Barcelona to France


COVID-19 requirements for travel between France and Barcelona during the pandemic

What you will learn about:

1. Documents you need to travel from France to Barcelona by plane, train, bus and car
2. Documents you need to travel from Barcelona to France by plane, train, bys and car
3. Current mobility restrictions in Barcelona and the Catalan self-responsible statement
4. Current mobility restrictions in France and the French sworn certificate

Coronavirus travel advice for visitors to Barcelona

General article about:

1. Health Control Form and PCR test requirements to present at Barcelona airport when flying from an EU country
2. Guidelines to follow if you develop COVID-19 symptoms while in Barcelona
3. Self-isolation rules to follow for UK residents flying back from Barcelona to the UK
4. Air filtering on aeroplanes and why it is safe to fly
5. Cleaning and sanitation of public transport in Barcelona
6. Useful links for UK residents to the websites of Foreign Commonwealth Office and Foreign embassies in Spain
7. Useful link of the Barcelona town council website for the latest COVID updates in Barcelona


COVID-19 travel and entry regulations for travellers from Barcelona to other countries

What you will learn about:

1. European countries official government websites were you’ll find the COVID-19 entry regulations, PCR test requirements, current coronavirus situation and related restrictions
2. European countries for which you’ll need a PCR test when flying from Barcelona


What do to if you have COVID symptoms before or during your stay in Barcelona

What you will learn about:

1. What to do if you have COVID symptoms before travelling to Barcelona
2. Procedure to follow if you have Coronavirus symtoms while in Barcelona
3. What to do if you have COVID-19 while in Barcelona
4. What to do if you need to postpone your trip back home


How and where to get a free COVID-19 test in Barcelona

What you will learn about:

1. Criteria you need to meet to get tested for free in the Public Heath System
2. If you can get tested for free in the Public Health System to travel
3. How you can get tested for free with the free COVID-19 public testing campaigns in Barcelona
4. If you can get tested for free during the COVID-19 public testing campaings to travel


COVID-19 FAQs

What you will learn about:

1. Getting a PCR or antigen test in Barcelona without a doctor's prescription
2. French visitors in Barcelona: How to get a refund from French Social Security for your PCR test undertaken in Barcelona to travel back to France
3. How and where to get a medical prescription to have your PCR or Antigen test undertaken in Barcelona covered by your Insurance Policy
And more

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